Funding Sources

Measure B Program

The Measure B Program, first authorized by voters in 1986 and re-approved in 2000, utilizes a half-cent sales tax to fund a variety of transportation improvements throughout Alameda County. For larger projects, proceeds are allocated to specific improvements identified in the Measure B Expenditure Plan, which includes projects from throughout the whole county. In addition to projects in the Expenditure Plan, cities such as San Leandro are allocated funds separately, based on population figures, that are used directly for use in local roadway, bicycle and pedestrian facility improvements. These funds are administered by the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC). For more information on the Measure B program, visit the Alameda CTC website.

Measure BB Program

Measure BB, passed by Alameda County voters in November 2104, came into effect on April 1, 2015 and will generate nearly $8 billion over 30 years for essential transportation improvements in every city throughout Alameda County. This measure extended the half-cent sales tax passed by voters in 1986 and again in 2000 and increased that tax by a half-cent. The Alameda CTC began to distribute funds to all Alameda County cities and transit agencies in July 2015, pursuant to the 2014 Transportation Expenditure Plan (PDF). The Plan created funding streams for two types of investments: capital investments which are allocated specific dollar amounts in the Plan, and operations and maintenance investments which are allocated a percentage of net revenues to be distributed on a monthly or periodic basis. For San Leandro, this increases funding to the Local Street and Road and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs (see further description of those programs below).

Vehicle Registration Fee Program

The Measure F Alameda County Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) Program approved by the voters in November 2010 utilizes a $10 per year vehicle registration fee to sustain the County's transportation network and reduce traffic congestion and vehicle related pollution. The program includes four categories of projects:

  • Local Road Improvement and Repair Program (60%)
  • Local Transportation Technology (10%)
  • Pedestrian and Bicyclist Access and Safety Program (5%)
  • Transit for Congestion Relief (25%)

Alameda County Transportation Commission (CTC) distributes a portion of the Local Road Improvement money to San Leandro for use on local streets. The City uses these funds for a variety of roadway projects to maintain and upgrade the pavement on the City's streets. For more information on the VRF program, visit the Alameda CTC's website.